From the collection of Dr. Leo S. Figiel a rare 17th C. Mughal kard with sectioned grips of Gujarati style (ID: id589)
From the collection of Dr. Leo S. Figiel a rare 17th C. Mughal kard with sectioned grips of Gujarati style
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From the renowned collection of Dr. Leo S. Figiel. This example was purchased from a sale of the individual who purchased this and several other items now available on our site, directly from Dr. Figiel. Dr. Figiel, the well known author of “On Damascus Steel”, the classic 1992 reference work featuring stunning examples of watered steel, and much of which came up for sale in 1998. The pieces we feature were purchased and sold before the reference work was published and therefore do not feature in the 1998 Butterfields sale, however each is indicative of the care that Dr. Figiel placed in curating his pieces.
This example is a wonderful representative of a rare type of dagger, much reproduced today in India, with sectioned grips. This example, as can be seen in the pictures, is completely original and beautifully made with small lozenge shaped pieces fitted to make a mosaic style for both sides of the handle. The blade is richly watered and razor sharp. It comes with a nicely fitted velvet scabbard.
Overall lenght - 15.5", blade - 11.5"